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The Less Dead

The Less Dead
  • Author(s): Denise Mina
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo’s adoption. To this day, Susan’s killer...

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The Charlie Cameron Series

The Charlie Cameron Series
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

When people disappear into the Scottish fog, Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron goes hunting—and find murder, mayhem and the mob in this crime thriller trilogy. Games People Play When a baby is stolen from Ayr beach on Scotland’s west coast,...

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The Long Drop

The Long Drop
  • Author(s): Denise Mina
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1950s

Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them. He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can...

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Laidlaw

Laidlaw
  • Author(s): William McIlvanney
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘If you only read one crime novel this year, this should be it’ Guardian ‘A bloody good read’ Val McDermid When a young woman is found brutally murdered in Kelvingrove Park, only one man stands a chance of finding...

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Watch Him Die

Watch Him Die
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modn

ONLY ONE PERSON CAN SAVE YOU. AND HE WANTS YOU DEAD.  The LAPD find a man dead at home. Nothing suggests foul-play but elements of the victim’s house show that something is deeply wrong. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, DI Rachel...

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The Figure in the Photograph

The Figure in the Photograph
  • Author(s): Kevin Sullivan
  • Location(s): Cuba (Republic of), Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1898

1898. When Juan’s father is killed while working as a photographer in Cuba, the young man is left with nothing but his last photos amid the chaos as the war between Spain and America escalates. But the images reveal...

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The Sideman

The Sideman
  • Author(s): Caro Ramsay
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘The dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns’ Observer Inside a beautiful Victorian family home in Glasgow’s West End, a mother and her young son are found brutally murdered. DI Costello is furious...

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Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
  • Author(s): Douglas Stuart
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid...

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Deadly Harm

Deadly Harm
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present Day

It’s been five years since Mackenzie Darroch was abducted and held captive in a derelict house. She thought she’d found her way out of the darkness. She was wrong. When she witnesses a car crash and saves the driver’s...

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In the Absence of Miracles

In the Absence of Miracles
  • Author(s): Michael J Malone
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A young man discovers a family secret that turns his world upside down in this dark, emotive, shocking psychological thriller by number-one bestselling author Michael J. Malone John Docherty’s mother has just been taken into a nursing home following...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020